Topics

GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER: Connecting the Dots to Improve the Well-Being of Musicians and Pro Football Players

“The music that can deepest reach, / And cure all ill, is cordial speech.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)
By: Bethany Ewald Bultman, President of the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic and Assistance Foundation
New Orleans, known locally as the WHO DAT nation, is world-renowned for good music, good food, good times and our passion for our beloved Saints football. As the birthplace of the USA’s only indigenous art form – jazz – tourists from around the world …

View Permalink

Practice and Performance in Perspective

In most sports, there are objective measures that can be used to show individual improvement.   These include variables measured by time (speed, quickness agility, pitch speed) or distance (jump height, long jump, javelin throw).   Just get a baseline, train, and re-evaluate.  You are either faster or slower. Even team sports have a metric – the final score.
Defining improvement in performing arts is more subjective (similar to such sports as gymnastics and diving).   There may be judges or just the …

View Permalink

Artists as Athletes?

The performing arts, as wise intellectuals have surmised over the years, are one thing that separate humans from the animals.  In all cultures across the world, those who express themselves through singing, music, dance, or acting numbers in the hundreds of millions.
Yet, the medical and physical needs of these artists have rarely been made a priority–by artists, by instructors, by medical professionals.  Looking at the issue more closely, one becomes confused.
Colleges will have eight athletic trainers covering one football …

View Permalink

Video Interview: Alice Brandfonbrener, PAMA Founder

Video Interview: Alice Brandfonbrener from Performing Arts Medicine on Vimeo.
Alice Brandfonbrener discusses the creation of the Performing Arts Medicine Association

View Permalink

PODCAST – Athletes and the Arts Initiative

Athletes and the Arts Program: Initiative
PODCAST – Randy Dick, FACSM on the Health Radio – Sports Medicine and Fitness Show discussing the Athletes and the Arts Initiative.

View Permalink

PODCAST – Health Issues and Sports Athletes

Athletes and the Arts Program: Health Issues and Sports Athletes
PODCAST – Randy Dick, FACSM on the Health Radio – Sports Medicine and Fitness Show discussing health issues related to dancers.

View Permalink

PODCAST – Health Issues Unique to Performing Artists

Athletes and the Arts Program: Health Issues Unique to Performing Artists
PODCAST – Randy Dick, FACSM on the Health Radio – Sports Medicine and Fitness Show discussing hearing related issues for musicians.

View Permalink

PODCAST – Music Standards and Policies

Athletes and the Arts Program: NASM Standards
PODCAST – Randy Dick, FACSM on the Health Radio – Sports Medicine and Fitness Show discussing music standards and policies.
 

View Permalink
Page 9 of 16 «...7891011...»